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Jannik Sinner secures semifinal spot in Rotterdam as Milos Raonic retires injured

Following Milos Raonic's injury-forced retirement, Jannik Sinner advanced to the semifinals of the ABN AMRO Open in Rotterdam.

Australian Open champion Sinner had won the first set 7-6 (4) and the second set was tied at 1-1 when the Canadian retired for the second successive tournament.

Former world number three Raonic, who had a two-year injury lay-off between 2021 and 2023, retired with a leg issue when playing Alex de Minaur at the Australian Open last month.

In progressing to a semi-final with home favourite Tallon Griekspoor, Sinner became the first man born this Millennium to record 200 career wins.

Griekspoor overcame Finland's Emil Ruusuvuori 7-5 7-6 (4) in one hour and 43 minutes.

De Minaur completed a revenge mission against Andrey Rublev to set up a last-four date with Grigor Dimitrov.

The world number 11 beat second seed Rublev 7-6 (5) 4-6 6-3 to book his maiden semi-final appearance in Rotterdam while avenging his fourth-round defeat to the Russian at the Australian Open.

Dimitrov overcame Alexander Shevchenko 7-6 (2) 3-6 6-4 for a Tour-leading 13th victory of the season and his fourth Rotterdam semi-final.

The 32-year-old Bulgarian is chasing his second ATP Tour crown of 2024 after winning in Brisbane.

In Florida, number one seed Taylor Fritz defeated Australia's Rinky Hijikata 6-3 6-3 to make it an all-American final four at the Delray Beach Open.

Marcos Giron earlier defeated wildcard Patrick Kypson 6-4 6-4, while compatriots Frances Tiafoe and Tommy Paul breezed past Flavio Cobolli and Jordan Thompson respectively.

And world no 2 Carlos Alcaraz cruised home to eclipse Italy's Andrea Vavassori 7-6 (1) 6-1 in the quarter-finals of the IEB+ Argentina Open.

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